Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays 8-10 p.m.

The CSO Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of commercial recordings. Every program is designed to illustrate fascinating stories found inside the music, as well as present insights from the performers themselves.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon

Listen Saturday March 25 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Daniel Gingrich, horn

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 Prague
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3, K. 447
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36
R. Strauss: Metamorphosen

Listen Saturday March 18 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite
Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Listen Saturday March 11 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
Bruckner: Te Deum
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol  (Charles Dutoit, conductor)

Listen Saturday March 4 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 Leningrad
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3  (Yuja Wang, piano; Sakari Oramo, conductor)

Listen Saturday February 25 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4
Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Stravinsky: The Firebird
Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Listen Saturday February 18 at 8 p.m.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Lalo

Feb 9, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian
Saint-Saens: La muse et le poete
Lalo: Cello Concerto
Faure: Elegie
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun  (Cristian Macelaru, conductor)

Listen Saturday February 11 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Feddeck, conductor
Christopher Martin, trumpet

Franck: Les Eolides (The Breezes)
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy  (Sir Mark Elder, conductor)

Listen Saturday February 4 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Mason Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Listen Saturday January 28 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano; Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano

Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso
De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
De Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat
De Falla: El Amor Brujo  (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday January 21 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture  (Daniel Barenboim, conductor)
Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde  (Artur Rodzinski, conductor)
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36  (Sir Georg Solti, conductor)
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)  (Fritz Reiner, conductor
Tchaikovsky: selections from The Nutcracker  (Morton Gould, conductor)

Listen Saturday January 14 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Tchaikovsky: selections from The Nutcracker
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1911 version)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 The Year 1905

Listen Saturday January 7 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Stephane Deneve, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

Weber: Ruler of the Spirits Overture
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo, from Romeo et Juliette  (Sir Mark Elder, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 31 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53  (Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 17 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor

Mozart: Adagio in B minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459
Schubert: Trout Quintet
Mozart: Serenade in G, K. 525  Eine kleine Nachtmusik  (Robert Chen, conductor)
John Williams: selections from the soundtrack to Lincoln  (Riccardo Muti, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 10 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture
Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Elgar: Symphony No. 1
Britten: Suite on English Folksongs: A time there was...  (Jaap van Zweden, conductor)
Walton: Crown Imperial March  (CSO Brass; Jay Friedman, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 3 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Vassily Petrenko, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Elgar: In the South
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 Emperor
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Listen Saturday November 26 at 8 p.m.

An Alpine Symphony

Nov 20, 2016

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
Webern: Im Sommerwind (In the Summer Wind)

Listen Saturday November 19 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite
MacMillan: Veni, veni Emmanuel  (Cynthia Yeh, percussion)
Revueltas: Sensemaya
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday November 12 at 8 p.m.

Scheherazade

Nov 4, 2016

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Malkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Debussy: Gigues, from Images for Orchestra
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Thomas Ades: ...but all shall be well

Listen Saturday November 5 at 8 p.m.

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